LA/LB ports to test expanded night, weekend hours

A truck driving through large stacks of containers at a port.

Facing an unprecedented shipping crisis, ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Friday announced their intent to extend operating hours at truck gates in an effort to reduce a massive backlog of containers gumming up retail, manufacturing and agricultural supply chains.

The Port of Long Beach is drawing up a pilot program for drayage trucks to retrieve and return containers at night, while the Port of Los Angeles is coordinating a weekend gate program, dubbed Accelerate Cargo LA, that will...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/lalb-ports-to-test-expanded-night-weekend-hours

MSC Moves to Buy Majority Stake in Brazilian Carrier Log-In Logistica

Number-two container carrier MSC has lodged a bid to purchase a controlling stake in Brazilian domestic carrier Log-In Logistica. 

Log-In is a publicly-listed feeder operator with a focus on coastwise trade. It also operates one container terminal, the Vila Velha Terminal (TVV) in the state of Espírito Santo. It has seen a 20 percent growth in volume over the past six years, and it has recently expanded from its home market in Brazil to serve new customers in Argentina. 

The company operates...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/msc-moves-to-buy-majority-stake-in-brazilian-carrier-log-in-logistica

Los puertos de Los Ángeles y Long Beach amplían el horario de entrada para aliviar la congestión

Con una congestión sin precedentes en los puertos del sur de California, los puertos de Los Ángeles y Long Beach están tomando medidas sin precedentes para aliviar el atasco.

Esta entrada Los puertos de Los Ángeles y Long Beach amplían el horario de entrada para aliviar la congestión Aparece primero...

https://fullavantenews.com/los-puertos-de-los-angeles-y-long-beach-amplian-el-horario-de-entrada-para-aliviar-la-congestion/?lang=es

Africa Navigates the COVID Era’s Shipping Challenges

African shippers are currently experiencing a tragedy in liner services, with historic port bottlenecks now compounded by a surge in freight rates, making shipping operations difficult for many.

Alphaliner released new data showing shipping lines deploying greater tonnage to the profitable East-West, transpacific, and transatlantic trade lanes, owing to COVID era supply chain disruption. Specifically, the data revealed liner services capacity to and from Africa had declined by 6.5...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/africa-navigates-covid-era-shipping-and-ports-challenges

US oil, gas rig count climbs 6 to 635 as oil drilling hits new post-pandemic high

The US oil and gas rig count climbed six to 635 in the week ended Sept. 15, as oil-focused drilling activity pushed to a fresh 17-month high. The number of rigs chasing primarily oil climbed one to 499, the highest since the week ended April 8, 2020, while the number basing mostly gas moved up …

The...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/us-oil-gas-rig-count-climbs-6-to-635-as-oil-drilling-hits-new-post-pandemic-high/

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